Tech Archive
31 May 2014, 09:19 PM ET
The brain’s special abilities entice engineers like Silvia Ferrari to model it when creating new control and navigation systems for aircraft, robots and more.
31 May 2014, 02:46 PM ET
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania model neural structures in the brain to better understand traumatic brain injury.
31 May 2014, 12:57 PM ET
Philosopher Sara Goering discusses neuroethics, the field emerging from the development and use of neural technologies.
31 May 2014, 03:39 AM ET
Transistors are tiny switches that can be triggered by electric signals. They are the basic building blocks of microchips.
30 May 2014, 05:45 PM ET
Assembling a future robot could be as simple as heating it up. Two new studies demonstrate how 3D-printed robots could fold into shape and assemble themselves after being exposed to heat.
30 May 2014, 01:44 PM ET
Measuring CO2 emissions from coal-fired power plants and other sources could be entering the space age.
30 May 2014, 01:03 PM ET
The United States military may soon begin using long-range surveillance drones to spy on North Korea and China. Over the past week, the U.S. Air Force stationed two unarmed Global Hawk drones at Misawa Air Base in northern Japan.
30 May 2014, 01:02 PM ET
The U.S. military may soon begin using long-range Global Hawk drones to spy on North Korea and China. The drones arrived at a military base in Japan on May 24, 2014.
30 May 2014, 12:38 PM ET
After working to protect senior officials in Afghanistan, Navy veteran Troy Van Beek decided to defend global security in another way. He and his wife, Amy, started a renewable energy business in Iowa. Their enterprise is growing.
30 May 2014, 08:42 AM ET
The Navy is in the process of re-cataloguing its historical collections. Photos of many artifacts, including a gold-plated AK-47 and a Vietcong sandal, are now viewable online.
30 May 2014, 08:40 AM ET
The Naval History and Heritage Command is photographing almost all of its archives and putting images of many items online, including weapons dating back to the 17th century, experimental guns and a gold-plated AK-47.
30 May 2014, 01:37 AM ET
New game consoles don't have to mean higher energy bills — if you know what settings to watch.
30 May 2014, 01:18 AM ET
Chemistry is the study of matter, its properties, how and why substances combine or separate to form other substances, and how substances interact with energy.
30 May 2014, 12:58 AM ET
A new computer science project translates emotions described in books into music.
29 May 2014, 11:12 PM ET
Once a topic explored exclusively in science fiction, the notion of restoring sensory feelings to humans and to machines is now approaching reality.
29 May 2014, 11:05 PM ET
Elon Musk unveiled the private space company's new spacecraft on May 29th, 2014.
29 May 2014, 03:38 PM ET
Technology giant Samsung says it wants to bring the world closer to the era of using wearable technology for personalized medicine.
29 May 2014, 02:08 PM ET
The University of Arizona recently acquired a new supercomputer that will enable researchers to make ultra-fast calculations. The machine is nicknamed "El Gato" (short for the Extremely LarGe Advanced TechnOlogy system).
29 May 2014, 02:02 PM ET
Root canals could soon be a thing of the past. In experiments on rats and mice, researchers found that laser light stimulates the growth of dentin, the substance that makes up much of a tooth's structure.
29 May 2014, 12:46 PM ET
Weather data collection via drone is a booming research industry that has the potential to save thousands of lives.
29 May 2014, 12:17 PM ET
Three physicists who helped further the theory that the universe experienced an extremely rapid burst of expansion right after it was born — a process known as cosmic inflation — were awarded the prestigious Kavli Prize in Astrophysics today (May 29).
29 May 2014, 12:52 AM ET
A unique cutting-edge carbon fiber research facility Carbon Nexus officially opened at Deakin University in Geelong last week. It houses laboratories, a pilot scale carbon fiber line and a smaller single-tow research line.
28 May 2014, 02:33 PM ET
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is launching a program to develop technologies to treat neuropsychiatric illnesses or injuries by electrically stimulating the brain.
28 May 2014, 01:51 PM ET
For a study examining the physics of various types of soccer balls, engineers employed a robo-kicker to launch the orbs. Research found that the 2014 FIFA World Cup official soccer ball, the Brazuca, was particularly stable.
28 May 2014, 12:56 PM ET
Leading scientists, artists and thinkers from around the world will convene here this week for the World Science Festival, and you can watch the talks live in a webcast.
27 May 2014, 08:02 PM ET
New, digitally enhanced images from Angkor Wat revealed amazingly detailed murals of elephants, gods, boats, musical instruments and horses. The wall paintings are invisible to the naked eye.
27 May 2014, 02:32 PM ET
Leading scientists, artists and thinkers from around the world will convene here this week for the World Science Festival, a five-day event that celebrates "the beauty and complexity of science."
27 May 2014, 12:55 PM ET
Rumors are circulating that Apple is poised to introduce a new software platform next week that will enable people to use their iPhones or iPads to control lights, appliances, thermostats and other devices in their homes.
27 May 2014, 11:31 AM ET
The flight habits of birds, bats and insects could inspire new designs of flying robots, say scientists who are using nature as a guide for developing innovative drone technologies.
27 May 2014, 11:17 AM ET
A spider's fangs are natural injection needles, making them perfectly suited for piercing the skeletons of their prey and delivering a kiss of venom.
27 May 2014, 10:45 AM ET
In today's digital age, putting together a physical photo album seems downright retro. From sharing photos on car windows to creating interactive holograms to programming digital clothing, here’s a look at the future of photo albums.
27 May 2014, 10:24 AM ET
To compensate for microgravity aboard the Space Station, printer maker "Made In Space" must alter mechanical configuration liquid handling. The company has taken its prototype on Zero-g flights for testing.